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Aureus with head of Diocletian

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Obverse: Head of Diocletian, laureate, right. DIOCLETIA NVSAVGVSTVS Reverse: Emperor standing left, togate, wearing baldric over left shoulder; holding globe in right hand, scepter in left downward. In field left, dot. CONSVL VIIPPPROCOS SMA(reversed sigma) star (in exergue)


From a hoard with a Mediterranean origin, including MFA 59.494-59.512 (published in the Illustrated London News, November 14, 1959); 1959: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd., September 17, 1959, for £ 18,000/-/- (this is the total price for 59.494-59.512)

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 299–302




Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 5.30 gm.

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The Ancient World


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